Hello Kitchenettes--just a reminder that Gnome Angel is doing a giveaway of one of my puzzle piece pendants on her blog. The perfect holiday gift for a gnome-loving friend of any age! Just stop by her blog and leave a comment today (11/13).
I also decided that I can trust you with my before pictures of the studio as part of my new,"it doesn't have to be done before I show it" attitude adjustment. So, because this attitude is new to me, I have a few reminders:
These are before pictures and the quality isn't so hot. I plan a major paint job in the spring and will be saying goodbye to the wood wainscotting. So there. :)
It's one large room, one entire wall of windows, a bathroom, a hallway and a storage area:
This is looking out into the entrance area-there is a surprise on the left side I'll share in a minute:
The windows and old, but working radiator (love-love-love):
Looking In. Under the checkboard is 110 year old terazzo--I'll keep the checkerboard which was installed later, but the base around the entire floor is still terazzo and this will make it weird because it won't match when I paint the wainscoting--but, I can't bear to paint terazzo-it seems sacriligeous-the wainscoting will be a chalky black (but not gray) and the walls will be a light grayish putty color. I've never liked checkeboard floor in the past...it makes me kind of dizzy (like my run-on sentences may make you). Hoewever, I'm going with it and want the walls to be matte and soft since the floor is will be cleaned and shiny.
I'm going to paint all my shelving pewter and soft metallic silver and I already have a lot of vintage black metal (filing cabinet, tins etc). I want a look similar to the vintage post office that's been in my thoughts for years. My paper will provide all the color the room needs (plants too):
More of the windows-that construction trailer is gone now...praise be:
It is workable, but still a BEFORE picture.
Eeks! What a mess! Notice my dad's vintage chair and my Singer sewing machine table? It's my makeshift computer desk for now:
Now, this is interesting...I'm not showing it until it is done, but what you see above the wallets is a frame around a window on the inside of the studio. It's frosted glass and I love having a window that goes to nowhere on the inside. I think I may line it with vintage star charts and put a window box on it. A little window to another Universe right when you walk in the front door! If I still had a metaphysical shop, you know I would have made a big deal out of this. It's a fun feature.
So, there you have it. Stay tuned for the "Afters" this summer (I know, it's ages away).